Based on extensive stakeholders assessments and a detailed plastics value chains analysis performed during the inception phase, and in support of Colombia’s Plastics Plan, prioritized activities in Colombia are related to preventive measures and effective plastic waste management tools, with the main objective of showcasing and sharing technologies and innovations (based on examples and cases from the EU), supporting relevant policies for the transition towards production and use of plastics compatible with the circular economy, and support the awareness of the main parties involved in the plastic value chain, to explore solutions to prevent the pollution of rivers and oceans with plastic litter.


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To support a transition to sustainable production and consumptions of plastics in the Americas Region and contribute to significantly reducing marine and riverine litter, supported by European Approaches, policies and business models.

To support a transition to a Circular Plastic Economy in the Americas, strengthening European Union´s leading role, and in line with the European Union’s Plastic Strategy.

Overall Projects Objective


Policy, Dialogue and Cooperation 
Expected Outcome: Basis for policy dialogue and cooperation on circular plastic with the European Union is enhanced in Colombia
Technology and Innovation
Expected Outcome:New solutions and innovations for circular plastic, and sustainable production and consumption of plastic are adopted and implemented in Colombia
Communication and Visibility
Expected Outcome: Engagement about sustainable consumption and production of plastic and its impact on the environment is increased in partner countrries

Components, expected outcomes  and outputs


  • Provision of Technical support and "exchange of experiences" to policy makers in partner countries.

  • Provision of Technical support and "exchange of experiences" to advocacy institutions partner countries.

  • Provision of Technical support to “Green procurement policies”. wareness of public authorities and consumers about sustainable consumption and production of plastic and impacts on the environment is increased.


  • Introduction and dissemination of Innovative Models of circular Geographical space in partner countries.

  • Showcase of new technologies in partner countries.

  • Introduction and dissemination of innovation (especially start-ups/SME) in partner countries. 

  • Technical support to the implementation of Waste hierarchy, Extended producer responsibility and Deposit return schemes for plastic products/waste.


  • Multiple messaging and campaigning on “circular plastic” targeting consumers and institutions.

  • Enhanced EU engagement in Brazil and Colombia supporting a transition to circular plastic.

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